Police officer may be sent south for treatment

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Anchorage police officer may have to be sent to Seattle for treatment of the injuries he received when his police cruiser was struck by a car driving the wrong way on the Glenn Highway.

Police Chief Mark Mew says Officer Randy Hughes suffered multiple fractures in the early Friday morning accident.

But Mew says the officer is lucid and aware of his surroundings.

The police chief says the suspect, 49-year-old Gregory Fulling of Marysville, Wash., also suffered skull fractures.

Mew says the suspect allegedly drove 12 miles in the wrong lane before striking Hughes' cruiser in Eagle River. Mew says the suspect's sedan pushed the cruiser for nearly 80 yards before Hughes' vehicle wound up in a ditch.